Cardi B has never-before-heard music on deck.
Just a day after releasing the JWhiteDidIt-produced “Money” track, Cardi appeared on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 radio show, where she was asked about the Invasion of Privacy follow-up. Though many fans assumed the sophomore effort would arrive in the upcoming months, the Bronx-bred rapper revealed that her next release would be a collection of bonus tracks.
“The plan was always to drop a, like, bonus. But I just didn’t [think] I was going to be so busy doing back-and-forth, back-and-forth things after I gave birth. It’s like, oh my God, like, my schedule is so flooded,” she said, before hinting at a release date. “Maybe in December or just maybe January. I don’t know. It’s just songs that I felt were really good songs that didn’t make the album.”
Cardi also briefly addressed the “Money” leak, reiterating her claims that Nicki Minaj fans kept spreading the track after it surfaced.
“This happens all the time, you know? When you give it to streaming services, it might go to a freakin’ different country […] and somebody from there leaked it. And, you know, people don’t like you, so they’re gonna keep spreading it […] It was literally the people who hate me who posted it. My fans were like, ‘Please, don’t post it.’”
Ebro then asked about the rumored Nicki diss record, which Cardi has already denied. The new mother insisted she was putting all the drama behind her because that’s not who she is—or ever was—as an artist.
“The way that I came up, it was never about dissing nobody, and I still feel like I don’t need to diss anybody for nothing. My music was never about that,” she said. “I have a short temper, so that’s like doing things that I don’t stand for. I don’t like when people be subbing me. So why would I subbing you on music? And any problem that I have, I always address people face-to-face.”
Ebro questioned whether or not Cardi could be in the same room as Nicki without any issues.
“I don’t care. It’s whatever the energy’s like. I don’t care,” she responded.
The rapper also spoke about her and Offset’s decision to keep their newborn daughter, Kulture, out of the public eye. Cardi said she and her family have received countless online threats, some of which were so alarming she decided to hire a private investigator to find out who was behind the messages.
“I can show you screenshots of comments […] Who are these people threatening my child?” she said. “It’s just really disgusting, disturbing things. We just don’t want to show our baby right now. I got offered seven figures [to show Kulture], but I’m just not ready yet.”
Unfortunately, Cardi revealed she and Queen Bey have not collaborated. But she’s of course open to the idea.
“Let’s put that into the universe,” she said with a laugh.